you just made a huge mistake



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Japanese No. 1 boy band coming to Hawaii"


Arashi on the Hawaiian TV!!! ^^

"That was the last time Yeo-reum needed me then. I should’ve asked Yeo-reum why she was that way even then. What was I think when I was dating her? I told her I loved her tens of times, hundred of times when we were dating. But I didn’t even know what love was… I didn’t know what it was, so I don’t know how I could say I loved her so easily. I realised that day that I can never bring up the words "I love you" again. I’m a jerk who had no right to bring up those words."

Look at the friggin scale of this!

Lay’s Potato Chips - Thailand


Continuing Eataku’s international exploration into the world of Lay’s potato chips, today I’ll show you the different flavors I picked up last summer in Thailand…

Sweet Basil…


Spicy Lobster…


Not to be confused with Lobster Hot Plate…


These didn’t have an English explanation, but my guess was they were a spicy Thai sambal…


A similar spicy chile flavor, but with dried shrimp, ginger and lime…


And what’s an Asian potato chip package without a local celebrity or pop star appearance?


Roast salmon flavor…


And her boy band counterpart…


Hawking spicy meatball flavored chips…


the last one “Larb tod” is decent. I like that one. (I honestly am not sure how to translate the name)


onward, my trusty steed~




this gives me life and inspires me to step up my lipstick game



I’ve been waiting expectantly for Sho-chan’s Otonoha and so glad didn’t have to wait long.  Still so true to hear his thoughts on how ‘special’ and yet how ‘normal’ this day is (should be?)


Cr: English jweb (Otonoha 15.9.2014)

Pat on yourself on the back for having great taste. It may have been fate, an errant drama episode, a song, a funny and/or ridiculous challenge they did on television with smiles on their faces, a random Youtube link, or an evangelist/enabler friend tripping on her feet telling you about this “boyband who’ll change your life”—at the end of the day, you chose them. You saw them for who they really are, and for that, you’re automatically a member this secret club (albeit with millions of members) who’s in possession of a certain nugget of truth: Arashi is a rainbow that has no end. What we give to them, they give it back to us, twice over.

They have, and continue to work hard because fifteen years later, they still can’t believe the dumb luck, the miracle, as the five of them say, of the five of them coming together and clicking. Maybe it’s too much to call them soul mates, but in your heart, you know it’s destiny. Think about it really hard for one moment. In all the possible permutations that could be formed from the pubescent lottery that was Johnny’s Jr. at that time, Arashi ended up being the five of them. Five different personalities with different talents and motivations. It couldn’t have been any other five.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the scale of everything they have given us, everything they have worked hard for: all the concerts, the TV shows, the songs. Don’t worry, that’s the right reaction. Be overwhelmed. Every time Jun fussed over a stage plan or a set list, every scene where Nino poured his out at and melted into nothing but raw emotion, every moment of anxiety powered through and every hard-earned laughter that Aiba has worked for, every stanza of rap and line of news report that Sho had to write and deliver, every flick of the wrist and vocal acrobatic that Ohno has done—all of that dedication and love was for the ideal that is Arashi. And for you, No. 6.

Their rhyme and reason has always been each other—and you. Us. Go ahead, feel thankful, feel proud. This is as much as you as the five of them. It’s a two-way street.

Yes, the world will always change. Arashi won’t always be number one. But to you, in a special corner safely tucked away in your heart, Arashi will always be important. (You don’t even have to ask or worry about them: for the five of them, Arashi has always been number one. They will always love Arashi more than you do.) It doesn’t matter what kind of fan you are: fandom may be your daily bread and butter, or fandom may only be for now—maybe you have been away, or have been growing out of it, have moved on to other groups. Maybe, for you, being a fan is equal to faint remembrance of falling in love with them for a moment in time. No matter what kind of fan you are, something will always be true: at one point in your life, they meant something to you. Arashi has been, and is, part of you.

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